A couple bikes that are worth a look.

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    Whats up with the footpegs!?! Yep, someone sat on it more than they rode it judging by the bent kickstand... Ride em, don't hide em folks.
     
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    It looks good to me. K2 model, with no signals. Looks pretty original and complete.

    I've seen that seller before, but don't think I've ever had any dealings with them.
    They're giving a phone # tho. I'd think that's a sign of a honest seller.
     
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    It's been a few years since i've followed prices on these so I'm not 100% on values. Would you say CT70s have appreciated a bit over the past couple years? They certainly don't seem any cheaper hah. The seller also has what looks to be a nice CT70H.
     
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    I think they have definitely appreciated. This is also prime time to sell bikes.
    This one isn't cheap, imo. But it's not unreasonable either. It's also not the most sought after model. If I were to guess, I'd think this bike will sell, but may only get one bid...maybe 2 considering that it IS prime time.

    I always recommend folks just buy the bike that they want and don't worry too much about how much you paid. Is it worth 1500 to YOU? That's really all that matters.
    There's a lot to be said about a bike that's right in front of you, ready to haul home and ride.

    But I also recommend that folks wait for what they want. If time is on your side...there's always another bike that will show up.
    They're not that rare.

    This sellers H, does look nice. They also have a nice pair of K0's listed.
     
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    If I had the moolah, I'd ask him for a package deal.lol
     
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    There aren't many who've been into the scene long enough to remember the late `90s. Most of the oldest members here boarded the proverbial train when values tanked...along with the economy, circa 2004-10. Just extrapolating the curve, prior to `04, would lead to current market values. Frankly, I'm not even a little bit surprised.

    Sage advice, when you really think it through. True enough, that's toward the high end of the scale, for a K2. But, consider a K0, or K1 variant, in this condition and it'd bring this money, or more, easily...and be worth it. In the grand scheme of things, what's $200-500 difference when there's a solid, surprisingly clean & straight, all-original 45-year-old bike right in front of you? By the time you factor-in shipping, alone, the cost "gap" can vanish. The K2, for reasons unknown, has really gotten the same attention as the models on either side of it. That's likely to change, as it did for the post K2 models, most dramatically the 1980-later machines. IMHO, the K2 may be the last of low-hanging fruit.

    Does one dare say such things in unfamiliar, possibly mixed, company?:whistle:
     
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    I attempted to talk to the seller of the K2 after it failed to sell and made a fair cash offer not far from the asking price which was shot down.

    I'd label the individual as more of a flipper than a true enthusiast. The bike is not ideal so I have no problem passing. The advice here has helped. I'll keep an eye out on your thread here and elsewhere for Michigan bikes. I'm not in any particular rush. It is interesting how the K2 has in many cases disappeared into the shadow of the K3. Even a quick search for photos of the model mostly renders K3 images.
     
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